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πεμφθείς γε μέντοι: “γε” emphasises “πεμφθείς”, and “μέντοι”=‘however’: cp. O. T. 442 n.

προδότης: he is thinking of what Od.said in v. 53.—“βούλομαι δ̓”: “δέ”=“ἀλλά” ( Ant. 85).

ἐξαμαρτεῖν, aor., ‘to fail’ (regarded as an event occurring at some one moment); νικᾶν, pres., ‘to be victorious’ (a continuing state: O. T. 437 n.). Cp. 1397πάσχειν...παθεῖν”.

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  • Commentary references from this page (4):
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 85
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 437
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 442
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1397
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